Blind Stoker Club commended by Bicycling Blind

 A reporter from the U-T San Diego newspaper contacted the U.S. Blind Tandem Cycling Connection for their input on the San Diego based, Blind Stokers Club.  The Club is the largest and most successful of its kind in the USA.  They hold regular rides throughout the year, often to fun venues such as Balboa Park, a Padres game, or an Air Show.  They also host the Cycling for Sight ride each July to raise money for the San Diego Center for the Blind.

Bicycling Blind mentioned in a UK newspaper

The Guardian, a newspaper in the United Kingdom, wrote an article about attitudes toward the Paralympics.  Christine Tinberg, our Founder, was quoted in the article, Paralympics:  US finally engages with games thanks to media interest.


Blind Stoker Shares His Story On The Radio

Ron Burzese, a blind stoker who is on our Board of Directors, spoke on a cycling radio program called The Outspoken Cyclist last weekend, sharing what it is like to be a blind cyclist.  To listen , visit this link, WJCU The Outspoken Cyclist, and go to the podcast on 10/29/11.  Ron starts speaking about 5:00 minutes into the programRon cycling in ChicagoRon cycling in Chicago.

On the cover - Cycle California! mag

Bicycling Blind Los Angeles made the cover of Cycle California!, a magazine distributed throughout northern California and Nevada.  Go to their website, click on the magazine photo and you can download the mag and see the cover photo real big.  The photo is of tandem captain, Ben Griffes, a member of the Ventura County b.o.m.b. cycling club, and Larcy, a blind stoker. There is another great shot on p. 13 of our other tandem teams.   They were riding around Westlake Village during our inaugural ride in May.  Thanks Cycle California!

We're in Mountain Bike Action!

We are in the May issue of Mountain Bike Action, on page 122!  We thank John “tilt your head this way” Ker, MBA’s Assistant Editor, for getting excited when he learned about our organization’s mission and vision.  John earned a spot in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame for his photography, mostly colorful action shots of pro riders.  He was very patient with Christine, whose picture is in the article, though she is neither a trained model nor riding extreme terrain.  Look for the mag at a store near you!

Bicycling Blind on the Radio

Bicycling Blind will be featured on a radio program, Thursday, October 14, at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.  Hear from Christine Tinberg, founder and tandem captain, and from Ron Burzese, website contributor and accomplished blind stoker.  Listen live online.


Meet Kevin Meyers: A Very Fast Blind Stoker

Meet Kevin Meyers in this Fox News 6 Video

Kevin is a blind stoker from Greenfield, Wisconsin.  This year he won both the silver medal at the U.S. Paralympic Road Cycling Nationals riding with captain Greg Miller, and the gold medal in the tandem sprint event at the U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National Championships riding with captain Bob Springer.

Kevin Meyers on a trainer bikeKevin Meyers on a trainer bike Photo taken by George Lottermoser.  See more of George’s images

Erik Weihenmayer: First Blind Finisher of the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race

Blind Adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer, is best known as the first blind person to summit Mount Everest. On August 14, 2010, he became the first blind finisher of the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race. The monster 100-mile course traverses the beautiful, high altitude mountains and valleys of Leadville, Colorado. Cyclists pedal on jeep roads and singletrack that never dip below 9,000 feet and climb to a lung-searing 12,600 feet. Erik and his tandem pilot, John Lemon, broke the 12-hour cut-off time, earning their well-deserved Leadville 100 silver buckles. Read Erik’s race blog.

Erik Weihenmayer (right), blind cyclist, and John Lemon, tandem pilotErik Weihenmayer (right), blind cyclist, and John Lemon, tandem pilot

U.S. Paralympics Road Cycling National Championships

Bend, Oregon, June 22, 2010 - U.S. Paralympics Road Cycling National Championships.    

In the Men’s Tandem Road Race, Blind/Visually Impaired classification, Clark Rachfal (Annapolis, MD) and David Swanson (Tucson, AZ) won the gold medal with a time of 1:28:47.30. Kevin Meyers (Greenfield, WI) and Greg Miller (Knoxville, TN) won the silver medal with a time of 1:30:02:40.  Winning the bronze medal were Steven Baskis (Glen Ellyn, IL) and Jamie Alvord (King of Prussia, PA) in 1:34:48:00.

Mens Tandem on PodiumMens Tandem on Podium 

In the Women’s Tandem classification, only one tandem team competed, that of Rachel Scdoris and Sarah Max (Bend, OR) with a finishing time of 1:36:36:10.

Registration Opens for Cycling for Sight's Coastal Adventure Tour

Blind Stoker Club

The 6th annual Cycling for Sight adventure and benefit bike tour on July 30 - August 1, 2010 sponsored by Pfizer, is open for online registration at

Route features a 3 day, 200 mile tour on the Southern California coast.  The Tour benefits the San Diego Center for the Blind and the Blind Stokers Club.